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date: 22 January 2020

Burney, Jameslocked

(1750–1821)
  • Lars Troide

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Burney, James (1750–1821), naval officer and writer, was born on 13 June 1750 in London, the second child of Charles Burney (1726–1814), music historian, and his first wife, Esther (1723–1762), who may have been the daughter of Richard Sleepe, a leader of the lord mayor's band, and his wife, ...

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